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Cookie Policy

Last Change: The cookie policy has been updated to reflect changes in how we categorise cookies in line with GDPR and to provide an updated list of all cookies used on AnPost.ie per category.
 


This Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies and similar technologies that may be applied on the An Post site.

For the purpose of this Cookie Policy, references to the An Post website includes the following subsites:

  • addresspal.anpost.ie
  • collections.anpost.ie
  • consumables.anpost.ie
  • correctaddress.anpost.ie
  • courtfines.anpost.ie
  • edocket.anpost.ie
  • managingmail.anpost.ie
  • myparcelpickup.anpost.ie 
  • postage.anpost.ie
  • postfx.anpost.ie
  • track.anpost.ie
  • gardapayments.anpost.ie
  • mybills.ie
  • postmobile.ie


We may change this Cookie Policy at any time.  Please take a look at the “Last Updated” legend at the bottom of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last revised.  Any changes in this Cookie Policy will become effective when we make the revised Cookie Policy available on or through the Site.  


What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a Site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your website experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Most Sites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you, either for the duration of your visit (using a ‘session cookie’) or for repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’).

Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other Sites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’). 


An Post Cookies

An Post (“An Post”/“us”/”our”/”we”) uses first party and third party cookies. We use cookies in order to make this Site easier to use, to support the provision of information and functionality to you, as well as to provide us with information about how this Site is used so that we can make sure it is as up to date, relevant and error free as we can.

We use cookies to serve ads to visitors of our websites. We also use cookies to serve ads to people with similar browsing behaviour of visitors to our websites.
 

Further information about the types of cookies that are used on this Site is set out below. To the extent any Personal Information is collected through cookies, the An Post Website Privacy Policy applies and compliments this Cookie Policy.
 
By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies and the cookies notice at the top of your browser will disappear. If you block our use of cookies, you may be unable to access certain areas of our Site and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way. Doing so may also affect our ability to update this Site to cater for user preferences and improve its performance.

The cookies used on the An Post site have been categorised based on the categories found in the UK International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this site by category is set out below.

 

Strictly Necessary Cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features and/or services. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the website will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the website or certain services or features.
 
Managing cookies in your browser:
In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse or accept cookies from the website at any time by activating settings on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. We have also supplied links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies.
 

Host

Name

Description

First Party

 

 

addresspal.anpost.ie, www.anpost.ie, www.anpost.com, correctaddress.anpost.ie, courtfines.anpost.ie, edocket.anpost.ie, gardapayments.anpost.ie, www.mybills.ie, my.postmobile.ie, www.tvlicence.ie

ASP.NET_SessionId

General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

collections.anpost.ie, consumables.anpost.ie, postage.anpost.ie

ASPSESSIONIDQSTAQDDT

This cookie name is generally associated with use as a general purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft ASP based technologies. The structure of the cookie name is a common root - ASPSESSIONID, followed by a series of unique letters. It is usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.

gardapayments.anpost.ie

__RequestVerificationToken

This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.

postmobile.ie

PHPSESSID

Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.


Performance Cookies:

Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
 

Host

Name

Description Lifespan

First Party    

.anpost.ie, anpost.com, addresspal.anpost.ie, collections.anpost.ie, consumables.anpost.ie, correctaddress.anpost.ie, courtfines.anpost.ie, edocket.anpost.ie, , gardapayments.anpost.ie, www.mybills.ie, postage.anpost.ie, postfx.anpost.ie, postmobile.ie, www.tvlicence.ie

 _ga

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.

.addresspal.anpost.ie, anpost.ie, anpost.com, collections.anpost.ie, consumables.anpost.ie,  correctaddress.anpost.ie, anpost.ie, courtfines.anpost.ie, edocket.anpost.ie, gardapayments.anpost.ie, www.mybills.ie, postage.anpost.ie, postfx.anpost.ie, postmobile.ie, www.tvlicence.ie

 _gid

This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited.

.anpost.ie

_gat_UA-16150600-3

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

.anpost.ie, anpost.com

_gat_UA-124069669-6

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

.tvlicence.ie

_gat_UA-16150600-7

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

.addresspal.anpost.ie, collections.anpost.ie, consumables.anpost.ie, correctaddress.anpost.ie, courtfines.anpost.ie, edocket.anpost.ie, gardapayments.anpost.ie, postage.anpost.ie, postfx.anpost.ie

 _gat_UA-16150600-8

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

.postage.anpost.ie

_gat_UA-16150600-12

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

.addresspal.anpost.ie

 _gat_UA-74519039-1

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

.mybills.ie

_gat_UA-20891117-1

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

.mybills.ie

__utmz

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site.

.mybills.ie

__utmc

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.

.mybills.ie

__utma

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.

.mybills.ie

 __utmt

This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites.

.mybills.ie

 __utmb

This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site.

.mybills.ie

 _gat_UA-16150600-2

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

.postmobile.ie

_gat_UA-16150600-14

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

.postmobile.ie

_hjIncludedInSample

This cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hot Jar, a Malta based company. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample.

Third Party

 

 

.nr-data.net

JSESSIONID

This domain is controlled by New Relic, which provides a platform for monitoring the performance of web and mobile applications.

 

Functional cookies

Functional cookies allow this website to remember choices you make (such as your user name and log in details) and any customisations you make to website pages during your visit and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Sites. More information about such cookies can be found in the relevant third party website.

 
Host Name Description

First Party

 

 

www.anpost.com

CMSPreferredCulture

Set by the Kentico CMS to identify the language of the page, stores a language-country code combination.

www.anpost.ie

__atuvs

This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.

www.anpost.ie

__atuvc

This cookie  is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

Third Party

   

.accounts.google.com

__utma

This domain is owned by Google. The main business activity is: User Accounts sub-domain.

accounts.google.com

GAPS

This domain is owned by Google. The main business activity is: User Accounts sub-domain.

 
Targeting or Advertising Cookies:

Targeting or Advertising cookies are linked to services provided by third parties. The third party provides these services in return for recognising that you have visited our website. These cookies collect information about your browsing habits on this website in order to make advertising both on this website and other websites you subsequently visit relevant to you and your interests, to limit the number of times those adverts are served to you and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.  Data relating to your use of our Website and other websites may be analysed to create profiles relating to you and for you. This means that certain assumptions may be made about what you may be interested in and this information may be used in the manner outlined above, and in order to display advertising to other Internet users with similar browsing patterns to you.  This activity is referred to as profiling. You have certain rights in relation to this type of processing. If you object to this type of processing, you can manage and delete cookies.  See “Managing cookies in your browser” section for more information. 
 

Host

Name

Description

.anpost.ie, anpost.com, .postmobile.ie, www.tvlicence.ie

 _gcl_au

Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.

.anpost.ie

 _fbp

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

.postmobile.ie

 tk_ai

This cookie is used for tracking purposes.

.addthis.com

ouid

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed.

.addthis.com

loc

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed. Stores the visitors geolocation to record location of sharer.

.addthis.com

xtc

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed.

.addthis.com

bt2

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed.

.addthis.com

mus

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed.

.addthis.com

uid

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed.

.addthis.com

uvc

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed. Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis.

.addthis.com

di2

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed.

.addthis.com

vc

This domain is owned by Addthis. AddThis provides web widgets that site owners embed into their pages or other content, to enable visitors to create and share links to the content across social networks. They also make use of the data collected to provide advertisers and marketers with profile information for targeted, behavioural advertising. It has also recently been reported that Addthis makes use of experimental browser and canvas fingerprinting techniques, which enables tracking of visitors without the use of cookies. These techniques also mean that most browser privacy settings are bypassed.

.adnxs.com

 anj

This domain is owned by AppNexus Inc. The company provides a range of online advertising technology and services.

.adnxs.com

 uuid2

This domain is owned by AppNexus Inc. The company provides a range of online advertising technology and services.

.adsrvr.org

TDID

This domain is owned by TheTradeDesk. The main business activity is: Ad Serving Platform.

.adsrvr.org

TDCPM

This domain is owned by TheTradeDesk. The main business activity is: Ad Serving Platform.

.amazon-adsystem.com

ad-id

This domain is owned by online retailer Amazon and is used as part of its affiliate marketing programme.

.amazon-adsystem.com

ad-privacy

This domain is owned by online retailer Amazon and is used as part of its affiliate marketing programme.

.bluekai.com

bku

This domain is owned by Blue Kai. The main business activity is: Advertising/Audience Targeting.

.bluekai.com

bkdc

This domain is owned by Blue Kai. The main business activity is: Advertising/Audience Targeting.

.doubleclick.net

IDE

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange.

.doubleclick.net

_fbp

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange.

.doubleclick.net

 id

This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange.

.facebook.com

datr

This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. This cookie identifies the browser connecting to Facebook. It is not directly tied to individual Facebook the user. Facebook reports that it is used to help with security and suspicious login activity, especially around detection of bots trying to access the service. Facebook also say the behavioural profile associated with each datr cookie is deleted after 10 days. This cookie is also read via Like and other Facebook buttons and tags placed on many different websites.

.facebook.com

fr

This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. Contains browser and user unique ID combinaton, used for targeted advertising.

.facebook.com

 lu

This domain is owned by Facebook, which is the world's largest social networking service. As a third party host provider, it mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. In 2014 it also started serving up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. Used to manage the login process, remembers user on return visit if they choose to stay logged in.

.google.com

APISID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

.google.com

SSID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

.google.com

 PREF

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference and can be used to personalise ads on google searches.

.google.com

SID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.

.google.com

SAPISID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

.google.com

 HSID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.

.google.com

NID

This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

.imrworldwide.com

V5, IMRID

This domain is owned by Nielsen. The main business activity is: Consumer Profiling for Online Advertising

.linkedin.com

lidc

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

.linkedin.com

bcookie

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

.linkedin.com

__utma

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

.linkedin.com

__utmv

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

.linkedin.com

__qca

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

.m.youtube.com, .www.youtube.com

LOGIN_INFO

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

.mathtag.com

uuidc

This domain is owned by MediaMath Inc. a US based digital advertising business.

.mathtag.com

uuid

This domain is owned by MediaMath Inc. a US based digital advertising business.

.scorecardresearch.com

UID

This domain is owned by ScorecardResearch (comScore). The main business activity is: Advertising

.scorecardresearch.com

UIDR

This domain is owned by ScorecardResearch (comScore). The main business activity is: Advertising

.semasio.net

SEUNCY

This domain is owned by Semasio, a German business specialising in profiling and behavioural targeting of consumers.

.slideshare.net

_uv_id

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes.

.slideshare.net

bcookie

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes.

.slideshare.net

RT

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes.

.slideshare.net

__utmz

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes.

.slideshare.net

__utmb

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes.

.slideshare.net

__utmt

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes.

.slideshare.net

__utmc

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes.

.slideshare.net

__utma

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes.

.tapad.com

TapAd_DID

This domain is owned by Tapad Inc. a US based company that provides technology to track users across devices to enhance targeting capabilities.

.tapad.com

TapAd_TTD_SYNC

This domain is owned by Tapad Inc. a US based company that provides technology to track users across devices to enhance targeting capabilities.

.tapad.com

TapAd_TS

This domain is owned by Tapad Inc. a US based company that provides technology to track users across devices to enhance targeting capabilities.

.tripadvisor.com

TAUnique

This domain is owned by Trip Adviser. The main business activity is: Travel Information/Tracking/Advertising

.tripadvisor.com

TACds

This domain is owned by Trip Adviser. The main business activity is: Travel Information/Tracking/Advertising

.tripadvisor.com

TAUD

This domain is owned by Trip Adviser. The main business activity is: Travel Information/Tracking/Advertising

.tripadvisor.com

TASession

This domain is owned by Trip Adviser. The main business activity is: Travel Information/Tracking/Advertising

.tripadvisor.com

CM

This domain is owned by Trip Adviser. The main business activity is: Travel Information/Tracking/Advertising

.tripadvisor.com

ServerPool

This domain is owned by Trip Adviser. The main business activity is: Travel Information/Tracking/Advertising

.tripadvisor.com

TATravelInfo

This domain is owned by Trip Adviser. The main business activity is: Travel Information/Tracking/Advertising

.twitter.com

auth_token

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services.  Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.

.twitter.com

twll

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services.  Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.

.twitter.com

secure_session

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services.  Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.

.twitter.com

guest_id

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services.  Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.

.twitter.com

__utma

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services.  Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.

.twitter.com

remember_checked

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services.  Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.

.twitter.com

remember_checked_on

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services.  Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.

.www.linkedin.com

bscookie

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

.www.linkedin.com

JSESSIONID

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

.www.tripadvisor.com

TASSK

This domain is owned by Trip Adviser. The main business activity is: Travel Information/Tracking/Advertising

.www.tripadvisor.com

PMC

This domain is owned by Trip Adviser. The main business activity is: Travel Information/Tracking/Advertising

.www.tripadvisor.com

SRT

This domain is owned by Trip Adviser. The main business activity is: Travel Information/Tracking/Advertising

.www.tripadvisor.com

TART

This domain is owned by Trip Adviser. The main business activity is: Travel Information/Tracking/Advertising

.youtube.com

SID

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.

.youtube.com

HSID

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.

.youtube.com

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos.

.youtube.com

PREF

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference, can be used to personalise ads on google searches.

.youtube.com

demographics

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Most likely used for demographic profiling and targeting for advertising.

.youtube.com, m.youtube.com, www.youtube.com

APISID, GPS,  SSID, LOGIN_INFO,  YSC, SAPISID, LOGIN_INFO

YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

cdn.syndication.twimg.com

lang

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations, that is primarily used for tracking and targeting. Twitter does not currently provide information on the use of specific cookies.

doubleclick.net

IMRID 

These cookies collect information about your browsing habits on this Site in order to make advertising both on this Site and other Sites you subsequently visit relevant to you and your interests, to limit the number of times those adverts are served to you and to help measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.

match.rundsp.com

RUN_ID

This domain is owned by RUN, a USA based company providing programmatic advertising technology focussed on mobile platforms.

syndication.twitter.com

lang

This domain is owned by Twitter. The main business activity is: Social Networking Services. Where twitter acts as a third party host, it collects data through a range of plug-ins and integrations that is primarily used for tracking and targeting.

www.linkedin.com

leo_auth_token

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active LinkedIn profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

www.linkedin.com

visit

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. It typically acts as a third party host where website owners have placed one of its content sharing buttons in their pages, although its content and services can be embedded in other ways. Although such buttons add functionality to the website they are on, cookies are set regardless of whether or not the visitor has an active Linkedin profile, or agreed to their terms and conditions.  For this reason it is classified as a primarily tracking/targeting domain.

www.slideshare.net

SERVERID

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes.

www.slideshare.net

language

This domain is owned by LinkedIn, which is also part of Microsoft. It is used to provide services for embedding slide presentations into websites. Information collected via cookies on this domain can also be used for targeted advertising purposes.


Managing Cookies In Your Browser

In addition to the options provided above, you may refuse or accept cookies from the website at any time by activating settings on your browser. Information about the procedure to follow in order to enable or disable cookies can be found on your Internet browser provider’s website via your help screen. We have also supplied links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies.

Please be aware that if cookies are disabled, not all features of the website may operate as intended.
 

Google Chrome Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer Browser
Mozilla Firefox Browser
Apple Safari Browser Opera Web Browser
 

How to delete cookies
For further information on how to delete cookies we recommend that you read the information provided at following link: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/clear-cookies-installed.html.

 

Further Information
You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your particular browser.

For further information about Google Analytics please see Safeguarding your data.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all Sites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you would like further information about the cookies used in relation to YouTube videos, the YouTube privacy notice, including details about YouTube related cookies, is available at: https://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/.

For information regarding targeted advertisements please see:

  1. Google Adwords:
    https://developers.google.com/adwords/api/docs/guides/remarketing
  2. Programmatic/Display:
    https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/2884033?hl=en
  3. Facebook Ads:
    https://www.facebook.com/business/products/ads/ad-targeting


If you would like to find out more about advertising networks and affiliate programmes and how cookies are used for these purposes, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com This is an information portal which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade association for digital advertising, and will provide you will all the information you need to know about online behavioural advertising and the choices available to you.

 

Contact Us

Any queries or complaints regarding our use of the Personal Data and / or the exercise of your individual rights should be addressed to the Data Privacy Office, An Post, GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1, D01 F5P2 or privacyoffice@anpost.ie.

 

Review and Update

This Policy will be reviewed and updated annually by the An Post Data Protection Officer or more frequently if necessary to ensure that any changes to An Post’s organisation structure and business practices are properly reflected in this Policy.

 

Last updated July 2019